Jackie Ong

(Singapore)

Jackie Ong graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) with a Diploma in Dance and was the only student from the department to be awarded the NAFA scholarship in 2010. He joined T.H.E Second Company in 2009, and has participated in all M1 CONTACT festivals since. For M1 CONTACT 2016, Ong was selected to collaborate with award-winning choreographers from Seoul Dance Collection, on a new creation that premiered in Seoul in October 2016, followed by the M1 CONTACT Festival 2016. Ong performed in original As It Fades for Singapore Arts Festival 2011, and has participated in overseas tours to New York, New Delhi, Poland, Guangzhou, and Seoul, including as a performer for the Singapore:Inside Out commission in 2015. Notable choreographers he has worked with include Yvonne Ng, Larry Clark, Steve Goh, Nirmala Seshadri, and Albert Tiong.